During the summer of 2015, I made a visit to the Fairbourne Railway.
The video is on YouTube. You can view it by clicking here. In the meantime, here are a few pictures and information from the visit.
Fairbourne Railway is a 12 and a 1/4 inch gauge railway at Fairbourne, on the Mid Wales Coast.
The line runs from the village of Fairbourne to the mouth of the Mawddach estuary, where you can get a connecting ferry to the town of Barmouth.
On arriving at the railway, you walk through the small museum, which houses locomotive ‘Beddgelert’, this is a locomotive that is currently awaiting overhaul.
As the first train of the day had already left, I saw locomotive ‘Russell’ preparing the train for its first train of the day.
Russell is a scaled down replica of the Locomotive found on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway.
At the Barmouth Ferry station there is also a café. The café serves hot and cold snacks, along with great views of Barmouth Bridge.
After lunch in the Café, Sherpa arrived at Barmouth Ferry Station. Also at the same time, if you enlarge the picture, you will see Arriva Trains Wales Class 158 slowly approaching Barmouth Bridge with a service to Pwllhelli.
- Visit the Fairbourne Railway Website
For train times and fare information
- View more about the Fairbourne Railway
See previous posts on the RailAdvent website